By Jumah Nsubuga
Teachers, Pupils and parents of Nakasero of primary school yesterday petitioned parliament seeking its intervention into the fraudulent sale of the school land.
According to the petition that was presented at the floor of parliament by Kalungu west MP Joseph Sewungu, the petitioners have asked parliament to investigate the allegations that Uganda Land Commission and a developer identified as Prestigious Apartments Limited connived to fraudulently acquire the school’s playground.
The petitioners wants parliament to ask the inspector general of government (IGG) to quickly release the findings of his investigations into this matter which he launched last year.
Sewungu while tabling the petition said that parliament should take interest in one Ntaganda Ephraim who has been involved in taking school land.
Officials from Uganda Land Commission and the then Kampala City Council gave the developer permission to take over the land and processed a title in their favor without consulting the school and on the basis of a letter of “no-objection” from the Ministry of Education that permanent secretary Francis Xavier Lubanga later disowned.
Then speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga directed the parliamentary committee on physical infrastructure to handle the matters.